The TA will help Tianjin Municipality Government (TMG) develop an investment proposal in (i) wastewater management and pollution control (including the establishment of a wastewater treatment plant) along the south bank of the Hai River estuary, (ii) remediation of the contaminated sediment in the Hai River estuary, (iii) rehabilitation of the Hai River estuary ecosystem, (iv) establishment of a pollution emergency response and monitoring center in the Harbor Industrial Park, and (v) prevention of storm surge disaster.
|Project Name||Hai River Estuary Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project|
|Country||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Water-based natural resources management
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||No gender elements|
|Description||The TA will help Tianjin Municipality Government (TMG) develop an investment proposal in (i) wastewater management and pollution control (including the establishment of a wastewater treatment plant) along the south bank of the Hai River estuary, (ii) remediation of the contaminated sediment in the Hai River estuary, (iii) rehabilitation of the Hai River estuary ecosystem, (iv) establishment of a pollution emergency response and monitoring center in the Harbor Industrial Park, and (v) prevention of storm surge disaster.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||
The Government has been addressing the serious water pollution problems in the Bohai Gulf and the Hai River Basin, both of which have been identified as priority areas in the 9th National Five-Year Plan (FYP, 1996-2000), the 10th National FYP (2001-2005), and also the 11th National FYP (2006-2010). The Ministry of Environment (then SEPA) has prepared the "Bohai Blue Sea Action Plan" and the "Water Pollution Prevention Program of Hai River Basin". Both plans included components for pollution control. The World Bank, ADB, and other development partners have also provided assistance in Hai river pollution control. However, all of these efforts to control pollution have been primarily focused on the upstream pollution sources and large-scale wastewater treatment plant construction programs, and insufficient attention has been paid to the estuarine ecosystem and polluted sediment management.
Most of the water management problems in the PRC, particularly for the coastal cities, are the result of a fragmented approach to development. There is a need to move towards a more integrated management approach whereby the different responsibilities associated with water management (water supply, wastewater management, drainage, and sediments) and ecosystem rehabilitation are managed together in close coordination with land use planning, coastal zone management, and pollution control. To reduce pollution in the country's coastal waters and sustain ecosystems, a number of specific lessons have been learned, including (i) adopting a holistic approach to water management in river basins and coastal zones, (ii) reducing pollution sources particularly industrial and urban point sources, and (iii) continuing institutional and financial
management reforms to facilitate sustainable environment management.
TMG has requested ADB's assistance to support the Hai River's estuarine pollution control and ecosystem rehabilitation. The proposals for ADB financing include: (i) wastewater management and pollution control (including the establishment of a wastewater treatment plant) along the south bank of the Hai River estuary, (ii) remediation of the contaminated sediment in the Hai River estuary, (iii) rehabilitation of the Hai River estuary ecosystem, (iv) establishment of a pollution emergency response and monitoring center in the Harbor Industrial Park, and (v) prevention of storm surge disaster. This proposed assistance will serve as a demonstration for further rehabilitation of other estuarine ecosystems around bay areas in the PRC. It also supports ADB's strategic priorities in the country partnership strategy, which aims to promote inclusive growth and environmental sustainability.
|Impact||Improved water quality and rehabilitated ecosystem in Hai River estuarine area|
|Description of Outcome||
Design for an investment project which responds to the clients' needs and fulfill ADB requirements and
|Progress Toward Outcome|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Situational analysis, institutional assessments, and technical assessments completed
Agreement reached on project rationale, approach and strategy, and a preliminary list of subprojects
Project formulated and detailed subprojects identified and analyzed.
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||
The initial stakeholders are the Tianjin Municipal Government, the Tianjin Binhai New Area administration, the administration of the Harbor Industrial Park, and the beneficiaries around the Hai river estuary.
Interested environmental NGOs may be involved in the project design. Community consultation and participation of beneficiaries will be integrated into the project design.
|During Project Implementation|
|Consulting Services||A team of consultants have been engaged already through a firm.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Radstake, Frank|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD|
Tianjin Municipal Government
Room 818, Tower A, Financial Plaza, No. 138 Dagu North Road, Heping District, Tianjin 300040 PRC
|Concept Clearance||23 Feb 2011|
|Approval||14 Jul 2009|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|PDS Creation Date||30 Apr 2009|
|Last PDS Update||12 Dec 2011|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Jul 2009||12 Aug 2009||12 Aug 2009||31 Mar 2010||30 Nov 2011||-|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|700,000.00||0.00||200,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||900,000.00||14 Jul 2009||618,036.18|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Hai River Estuary Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation: Final Report||Consultants' Reports||Feb 2011|
|Hai River Estuary Pollution Control and Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project||Initial Poverty and Social Analysis||Mar 2010|
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